Published as a part of a collaboration between McGraw-Hill and Character Lab, where this piece first appeared. Character Lab advances scientific insights that help kids thrive (you can watch a short video here). By connecting researchers with educators, Character Lab seeks to create greater knowledge about the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country.
— Mary McLeod Bethune
When you approach life with intellectual humility, you open your mind to learning. You are able to learn from opposing views and have more constructive discussions, even when you disagree. …
By Dr. Gerald Paterson, Principal in New Jersey
The summer of 2020 was like no other summer as we planned for an upcoming school year. If we were to return back to school in-person, I, as an elementary principal for over 10 years, had to shelve many learned behaviors and normal routines to make my school safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
To return back to school in-person five days a week Clarence B. Lamb Elementary School and in the North Hanover Township School District, implementing safety precautions, adhering to CDC guidelines, focusing on students’ social and emotional learning, and most importantly TEAMWORK throughout the school community had to be at the forefront for educators and students. …